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Its too cold outside

What do you do to make sure your golden gets enough excersise when its just WAY to cold outside for you to bear.
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Honestly, I suck it up. I will put on the whole get-up! Hat, gloves, scarf, boots...whatever it takes!! And once I am out there moving it never seems that bad! Only problem is that they LOVE the cold and could stay out all day!! And I do love that fact the the ground is so frozen!! Hardly any clean up of muddy paws!
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What do you do to make sure your golden gets enough excersise when its just WAY to cold outside for you to bear.
Where are you located and how cold is it?

In SC it rarely gets too cold for a walk, but tomorrow they're predicting a low of 17. I seriously doubt merlin will get his morning walk that day. I'm a wimp! Don't know how you guys in the north do it!

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On days it is really cold, I just let the boys in the backyard which we just fenced in this past summer. They love it in the snow. They will run for hours out there and then lay in the snow. I do think they are snow dogs, they make me cold just looking at them, brrrr.
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On days it is really cold, I just let the boys in the backyard which we just fenced in this past summer. They love it in the snow. They will run for hours out there and then lay in the snow. I do think they are snow dogs, they make me cold just looking at them, brrrr.
Me too. I'm a wimp! Back to puppy school tonight though. At least they'll get a little practice.
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I suck it up till the wind chill reaches about 10F. Below that it just takes way too much clothing to walk comfortably. I can skip a day or two but after that I have to get the boys some good exercise either indoors or out.



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Its way too cold for me outside.. I let them out in the yard and they run around and play together. On these cold days its way too cold for me! it was -20 degress celcius here in ontario yesterday and the next few days with the windchill are susposed to be feeling close to -30

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Its way too cold for me outside.. I let them out in the yard and they run around and play together. On these cold days its way too cold for me! it was -20 degress celcius here in ontario yesterday and the next few days with the windchill are susposed to be feeling close to -30

Yeah, it was -33C here in Bancroft this morning. I let Nygel and Riley out and went downstairs for 5 minutes. They were back and barking to get in before I could even get back upstairs so Gwen had to get up and let them in. It's supposed to get down to -36C the next few nights. Yikes, better bring in the brass monkeys!!
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We're looking at -20s this week in parts of Vermont. Doggie Daycare is a winter-time blessing, that's for sure.

(Minor annoyance though - they use salt out front. It irritated her paws today )
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What do you do to make sure your golden gets enough excersise when its just WAY to cold outside for you to bear.
just get some winter clothes.
There's no cold weather, only inadequate clothing


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